My name is Ece Koç. I was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. I attended English High School in Istanbul and graduated from the Science Department. I studied economics at the University of Istanbul.
I am one of the hosts of the Building Bridges TV program, a weekly show done in cooperation with the independent network WTPNetwork of the United States. I also particiapte in the radio shows of Building Bridges San Francisco as a co-host. I am also a peace and interfaith advocate. I serve as an editor and coordinator in A9TV, coordinating the talk programs and inviting guests for the shows.
For the Building Bridges TV programs, we are broadcasting on A9 TV from Istanbul. Through our programs, we wish to form a bridge between East and West and spread a message of peace and love and create unity among people regardless of their race or religion and we also endeavor to dispel the misunderstandings some people have in the West about Islam.
We host prominent guests from all around the world through video conference for the Building Bridges TV Program. Joseph Grieboski, Chairman of Just Consulting, Middle East analyst Majid Rafizadeh, Professor John Esposito, Professor Philip Jenkins, David Aaron, a Senior Fellow at the Rand Corperation and the famous Golden State Band, have been some of our previous guests on Building Bridges, to name just a few.
Some of the guests of my radio shows include journalists such as Robert Miranda, Hani Hazamei, Tom Krattenmaker, Jonathan Power, politician Dr. Aaron Lerner.
In addition to being a TV and radio host, I am a blogger in the Times of Israel and Arutz Sheva (Israel National News) I am involved in research on political issues, especially on issues concerning the Middle East region. I am also the International Affairs coordinator, and I also organize and attend major interfaith conferences between the three Abrahamic religions as well as attend international events in 2012 in my official capacity such as the 2nd Istanbul World Political Forum, 21st congress of Union of Islamic Communities, The 2nd International Conference on Social Thought in the Middle East and North Africa, Partners of Forum of the Alliance of ivilizations, 2nd Somali Conference, 3rd Istanbul Finance Summit, 1st International Balkan Conference, Istanbul World Forum, Science for Peace, International Congress on Neighbourhood: From War to Eternal Peace on the 100th Anniversary of the Balkan Wars: Good Neighbourhood Relations in the Balkans, The Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit...